How to Choose the Right Blinds for Your Office
Investing in the right blinds for your office can be a difficult task. That’s why we are here to make your job much easier. With so many options available, it’s important to consider factors such as functionality, style, and budget. But where to start?
Fraser James Blinds are here to take that worry from you by providing you with some useful tips to help you make an informed decision. Let’s make your workspace cosy and comfortable and, above all else, a productive workspace where your employees aren’t blinded by the sun!
When selecting blinds, function and practicality should be at the top of your list! Maybe you’ve seen a set of blinds (from us, hopefully!) that you’ve fallen in love with but you’ll need to ask yourself the following questions before you go to checkout:
- Are they actually suitable for an office environment?
- How easy are they to operate?
- Are they easy to clean and maintain?
- Do they have the necessary safety features, such as being child-safe?
- How much control do you and your employees have over light and privacy levels?
Let’s take a closer look at some of the key factors that may influence your decision. You might even discover the perfect blinds while reading this article!
Light control is one of the most important factors to consider when choosing blinds for your office. You want to ensure you have the right amount of light in your workspace – natural light is good for your mental health, after all – but the last thing you need is to be blinded by harsh sunlight.
If you have employees who work on computers all day, it might be worth considering blinds that can reduce glare and eye strain, such as blackout blinds. On the other hand, if you want to maximise natural light, you may want to opt for blinds that can be fully retracted. We’d recommend light-filtering Roller Blinds or Wooden Blinds that allow some natural light to filter through.
Not sure whether you want to live in the dark or maximise natural light? Motorised blinds offer a convenient solution for those who desire effortless control over light and privacy. With the simple touch of a button, you can adjust the blinds to your liking. Sounds like heaven! Motorised blinds are also a safer option for offices since they do not have any cords involved in their operation. If you have children or pets roaming, you won’t have to worry about a thing.
Privacy is another important consideration when choosing blinds for your office. You don’t need to have passersby peering in on your client meetings!
If your workspace is located on the ground floor or near a busy street, you may want to consider blinds that offer more privacy, such as Vertical Blinds or Venetian blinds. These types of blinds allow you to adjust the slats to control the amount of light and privacy in the room. Perfect!
Blinds can also be made to any size and shape, so if you want to cover a large or unusually shaped window, blinds are the one for you.
What style of blinds do you prefer? You’ll want to choose blinds that complement the overall aesthetic of your office.
For example, if you have a modern and minimalist space, you may want to go for simple and clean-lined blinds. Or something more ornate or textured if your office has a more traditional vibe.
Some blinds, such as Venetian and Roman blinds, can add a touch of sophistication and elegance to your office. On the other hand, Roller Blinds are more minimalistic and can blend in seamlessly with modern decor.
Your office should be a space that inspires productivity and creativity, so choose blinds that complement the décor of your workspace. You want your workspace to feel inviting for both your employees and any guests – wow them by choosing the right blinds that feel like they came with the space!
If you want to improve energy efficiency in your office, consider investing in blinds designed to reduce heat loss or gain, such as Perfect Fit or Honeycomb Blinds, as they are specifically designed to trap air within the cells, creating an insulating barrier that helps regulate temperature.
In addition to improving energy efficiency, these blinds can enhance privacy and reduce glare, creating a more comfortable work environment for employees. What more could you want?
Motorised Blinds are also an excellent choice for energy efficiency as they can be programmed to open and close at specific times of the day, which can help regulate the temperature in your office and ultimately lead to cost savings in the long run by reducing your office’s energy bills. Winner!
How much are you willing to spend on your blinds?
Many different types of blinds are available at different price points, so having a budget in mind is essential. This can save time when you’re shopping around – no point looking at blinds that are way out of your budget, no matter how pretty they might be!
While it’s tempting to go for the cheapest option, keep in mind that quality blinds will last longer and ultimately save you money in the long run. Consider the materials used, the product’s durability, and any warranties offered.
Here at FJB, one of our goals is to ensure our customers get exactly what they want and need, regardless of budget. We also offer a 2-year warranty on all our office blinds.
No matter where in our price tier you purchase your window coverings, you can be sure that you will receive blinds built with high-quality materials and components designed to last. If you want to know what some of the cheapest (but high-quality) blind options are, click here.
Blinds For Your Office in Leicester, Coventry, Northampton
By considering these factors, you’ll be able to choose the right blinds for your office that not only look great but also provide the necessary functionality to create a comfortable and productive workspace.
Here at Fraser James Blinds, our broad range of office blinds means that we have something to suit every type of office space, whether smaller and partitioned or large and open plan. What’s more, when it comes to helping you choose your blinds, we can bring samples right to your office, so you can see which styles and colours would best fit your brand.
Our experts will talk you through all of the details, and of course, when it comes to fitting your blinds, you can rest assured that we will do so in a way that causes minimal downtime to your day-to-day operations.
Operating throughout Leicester, Coventry and Northampton, Fraser James Blinds are always looking to work with businesses in the local area. If you would like to find out more about the wide variety of office blinds that we have available, or if you would like to book a free office visit and a no-obligation quote, call us today. We’d be more than happy to talk you through your options.